Phosphorous: What Foods Are Rich In Phosphorus?

What's Phosphorous?

Ok, before diving into all the foods that are jammed packed with lots of phosphorus, get a little better acquainted with just want it is and why you need. Phosphorous is another one of those much need minerals. You know the family from the Periodic Table of the Elements that can masquerade not only as part of the essentials of modern building, but also as floaters in the human body.

What Does It Do: Benefits

Just like all vitamins and mineral, phosphorous comes packed with a few benefits of it's own. Strong teeth and bones, an aid in releasing energy from fat and protein and carbohydrates during the metabolism process, and helping to form cell membranes, enzymes and other genetic material, are all just part of phosphorous' everyday job description. A balanced diet including lots of phosphorous can be essential to healthy living.

Food Rich In Phosphorous

You may be happy to know that carbonated drinks, like those syrupy soft drinks that are so popular are sources of the phosphorous. But don't get your hopes up, you still don't have an excuse to pig out on junk food, because they are not considered in our list of "good sources" of phosphorous. Blame it on those high calories in comparison to the amounts of vitamins and minerals they package.

There are some food high in phosphorous that might not hit the spot like a cool can of Coke, but still taste pretty darn good going down: Whole wheat bread, muffins, oatmeal, waffles, beans, beef, pot roast, roast rib, chicken, steak, ham, lamb, liver (ok, maybe that doesn't taste so good going down, but you can always add onions), turkey, veal, carp, catfish, crabmeat, clams, oysters, mussels, salmon, shrimp, tuna, swordfish, almonds, brazil nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds.

And that's just the beginning. Almost every form of cheese you can imagine is filled with phosphorous just waiting to fulfill the recommended daily dosage of 1,000 mg per day.






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